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Veal Broth French Onion Soup with Shallots

This veal broth recipe captures the essence of French onion soup, in that it blends the most flavorful ingredients to make a truly mouthwatering dish. The onions are cooked in bacon grease, which imparts a lot of flavor, and the subtle flavored shallots contrast nicely with the sweet onions. The burgundy wine adds a richness to this French onion soup recipe.

If you are a fan of French onion soup, you will really like the sumptuous flavor of this veal broth French onion soup recipe. It is a bit lighter than beef broth and the sweetness of the caramelized onions really shines through the delicately flavored, meaty broth.

This is an easy French onion soup, which anyone can make, even beginner cooks. All you need to do is fry the onions, add the other ingredients, and let it cook until it is rich and perfect. Making French onion soup might sound ambitious because it is such a classic dish, but the truth is that there are lots of easy French onion soup recipes than anyone can make successfully.

Perhaps you would prefer to make a classic French onion soup before you attempt this one, just so you can compare the flavors and see which you like best. There is no reason you have to do that though, and if you fancy this veal, shallot, bacon and red wine soup, go ahead and make it, because the rich, delicious taste will blow you away.

French Onion Soup with Veal Broth and Oregano
Summary: This is a rich soup, featuring veal stock, red wine, bacon, oregano and shallots. A new twist on French onion soup, this one boasts such a full flavor.
Cuisine: French
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4
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  • 4 strips bacon
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ cup burgundy wine
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 3 quarts veal broth
  • 6 sweet onions, sliced thinly
  • 4 toasted baguette slices
  • 8 tablespoons grated Swiss cheese
  • Chopped parsley, to garnish
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  1. Fry the bacon in a pan over a medium heat until it is crisp.
  2. Reserve the bacon for use in another recipe.
  3. Sauté the shallots and onions in the bacon fat for about 10 minutes, or until they are soft.
  4. Add the wine, oregano and balsamic vinegar and cook for 30 minutes, stirring often, or until the onions are golden brown.
  5. Add the veal broth and simmer the onion soup gently for an hour, stirring it occasionally.
  6. Season the soup then ladle it into 4 ovenproof soup bowls.
  7. Float the croutons on top and sprinkle with the grated cheese.
  8. Broil the soup until the cheese melts, then garnish with the parsley.

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Melted cheese on top of this soup echoes the rich flavors in it and everything goes together very well. French onion soup is known all over the world and people like to tweak the original recipe to see what new styles they can come up with. If you wish to do this but are not sure where to begin, try this recipe. The ingredients are easy to find and the finished soup is going to offer a magnificent flavor. You will be able to taste every ingredient clearly. This is a fantastic soup for lunch or dinner and it is pleasantly filling.


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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello there, I'm Christine. Welcome to my blog where you will find a comprehensive collection of soup recipes for every season, occasion and palate. There are hundreds of soup recipes for you to try out, those which warm you up during the cooler months, and even chilled soups and dessert soups if you want to try something new.

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